US groups call for strong response to China’s maritime ambitions

A report from the Navy League highlights the need for a 'renewed commitment' to the Jones Act

(WASHINGTON) — Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) President Matthew Paxton on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the new Navy League U.S. report “China’s Use of Maritime for Global Power Demands a Strong Commitment to American Maritime”:

“The U.S. Navy League’s latest report on China’s strategy to advance global maritime dominance confirms what American shipbuilders have witnessed for decades which is Beijing funneling hundreds of billions into its shipbuilding programs to manipulate world markets and strengthen the country’s power on land and sea. While China will not rest in this pursuit, it is even more critical that we continue to build and repair the U.S. commercial and military fleets to bolster the American economy and protect domestic and national security.”

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American Maritime Partnership (AMP) President Mike Roberts issued the following statement regarding the new report:

“This study by the Navy League raises important questions about China’s ambition to dominate the global maritime supply chain. It requires a thoughtful policy response from the United States, including a renewed commitment to a robust American maritime industry, which is critical to our national security.”

A link to the full report from the Navy League of the United States can be found here.

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